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New Bill Would Ban Swearing in St. Louis Bars

From the Associated Press

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Bill Would Ban Swearing in Bars
Jan 8, 2008


ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) What the …? A St. Louis-area town is considering a bill that would ban swearing in bars, along with table-dancing, drinking contests and profane music. City officials contend the bill is needed to keep rowdy crowds under control because the historic downtown area gets a little too lively on some nights.

City Councilman Richard Veit said he was prompted to propose the bill after complaints about bad bar behavior. He says it will give police some rules to enforce when things get too rowdy.

But some bar owners worry the bill is too vague and restrictive, saying it may be a violation of their civil rights.

Marc Rousseau, who owns bar R.T. Weilers, said he thinks the bill needs revision.

"We're dealing with adults here once again and I don't think it's the city's job or the government's job to determine what we can and cannot play in our restaurant," Rousseau said.

The proposal would ban indecent, profane or obscene language, songs, entertainment and literature at bars.

A meeting to discuss the proposal is set for Jan. 14


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Re: New Bill Would Ban Swearing in St. Louis Bars

Everyone would be running around saying "W-T-F!?!"

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Banning swearing, fun and music in bars in the birthplace of Budweiser? What is the world coming to. If ya don't like it stay out of the bar!

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owlcountry said

From the Associated Press
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jLiXwTz5w9gcwSTtV4jv5_OZPszgD8U1V2O80

Bill Would Ban Swearing in Bars
Jan 8, 2008


ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) What the …? A St. Louis-area town is considering a bill that would ban swearing in bars, along with table-dancing, drinking contests and profane music. City officials contend the bill is needed to keep rowdy crowds under control because the historic downtown area gets a little too lively on some nights.

City Councilman Richard Veit said he was prompted to propose the bill after complaints about bad bar behavior. He says it will give police some rules to enforce when things get too rowdy.

But some bar owners worry the bill is too vague and restrictive, saying it may be a violation of their civil rights.

Marc Rousseau, who owns bar R.T. Weilers, said he thinks the bill needs revision.

"We're dealing with adults here once again and I don't think it's the city's job or the government's job to determine what we can and cannot play in our restaurant," Rousseau said.

The proposal would ban indecent, profane or obscene language, songs, entertainment and literature at bars.

A meeting to discuss the proposal is set for Jan. 14



F@&K That!
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Re: New Bill Would Ban Swearing in St. Louis Bars

What I'd like to know is: who is going to enforce this? Are the bartenders obliged to call the police when a patron uses the F-word? What about other naughty words? And who is going to create the list? Maybe we'll just use Carlin's? Will there be undercover cops in the bar, waiting for me to get pissed off? Can I say "pissed off"?
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Re: New Bill Would Ban Swearing in St. Louis Bars

Not going there any time soon......is there anything good there......i mean the city is so bad Kurt Warner left it
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Re: New Bill Would Ban Swearing in St. Louis Bars

Kurt Warner didn't have a choice.

St. Louis is a cool city from what I understand.

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